Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas, where storms will show your mastery, where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizon of our hopes, and to push us into the future in strength, courage, hope, and love. This we ask in the name of our Captain, who is Jesus Christ… Francis Drake


 Cicumnavigators; Sir Francis Drake; Oliver van Noort; Ferdinand Magellan; Wilhelm Schouten; Thomas Cavendish; George Spilman

Cicumnavigators; Sir Francis Drake; Oliver van Noort; Ferdinand Magellan; Wilhelm Schouten; Thomas Cavendish; George Spilman

Francis Drake : the lives of a hero John Cummins London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, c 1995 Hardcover. 1st ed. xv, 348p., [24]p. of plate : ill., facsims., maps, ports. ; 25 cm. Bibliography: p 332-338. Includes index. Map on lining papers. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

The Thames, or the Triumph of Navigation' (James Cook; Sir Walter Ralegh; Sir Francis Drake; Charles Burney)

The Thames, or the Triumph of Navigation’ (James Cook; Sir Walter Ralegh; Sir Francis Drake; Charles Burney)

The most famous of all English seafarers, Drake earned his fame and fortune through his skilful seamanship and outstandingly successful piracy. His circumnavigation of the globe from 1577-81 involved a number of very profitable raids on Spanish ships and ports. Drake’s increasingly frequent and serious attacks during the 1580s were an important factor contributing to Philips II’s decision to launch the Armada against England in 1588. Drake served as vice-admiral of the English fleet which defeated the Armada.

Admiral Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth

Admiral Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth

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